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Newspapers can’t cover local communities the way they once did…so who steps in?
It's a confusing time in the news business. We're stuck somewhere in between How Things Used To Be and Whatever Comes Next, but online publications are testing a variety of business models and content strategies. One of the biggest? The hyper-local news site. Wanna know about a town council meeting? An important zoning plan? A community fair? Just log on... or better yet, get involved in reporting the news.
Some sites, like the New Haven Independent have taken it a step further – breaking investigative stories and going where newspapers can’t.
Join the conversation - Where do you go to get reliable news about your community? How should new media ensure that what they're doing is good journalism?